Software

Open calculator (aggiornato)

Voglio raccontarvi una storia, per spiegarvi quanto è difficile conciliare la vendita di un prodotto commerciale con lo sviluppo di un software “open”. Al giorno d’oggi le calcolatrici scientifiche sono un mercato con parecchia concorrenza, e lo prenderò come esempio. Parleremo di NumWorks: una società che ha sviluppato negli ultimi anni una calcolatrice con un …

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Meltdown and Spectre Mitigation removal

Some time ago I stumbled upon this Hacker News discussion on how disable Spectre mitigation. (For what Meltdown and Spectre is, refer to this article on 2018) It is sad to say but my Intel NUC centrino was slowed down a lot by these mitigation, and the same faith is shared by old Intel server. …

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The end of the Database Mangement System as we know it

In Microservices architecture, you decompose your services in a set of fine-grained services. These services are full-stack software, from front end API down to database layer. Each microservice is responsible and owns its data. For instance if you have a MovieInventory service and a CheckIn/Checkout services, they must communicate each other via API. To search …

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QB64: basic Revenge

Quick Basic64 is a QBasic compatible programming language actively mantained. It produce C-compiled code and works under Linux and MacOS too. It resemble the original QBasic IDE, and supports its dialect. If you have some old qbasic code to “update”, QB64 is your best friend:Give it a try!

Pi-Hole: per la privacy a casa

Se vi dicessi che il 20% delle comunicazioni che il vostro smartphone attua per consentirvi di usare Whatupp o leggere il giornale è verso i server pubblicitari di google, facebook, amazon, come reagireste? Questo è un articolo divulgativo su uno strumento che è possibile installarsi a casa propria, per proteggere la propria rete Internet dalla …

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Pybash

The project has been renamed into “runif”. This page left only for Google Search happiness. Pybash is a python library to make python script as easy as in Bourne Again Shell (Bash). Bash scripting is very easy to setup. So we end up using it all the time for simple procedural script. Sometimes is it …

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Detecting Agile bullshit

The department of defense, has published a nice document to “detect” agile bullshit. The document is called DIB_DETECTING_AGILE_BS_2018.10.05 and was published on October 2018. We saved a copy on our site, because we think it is very very interesting…

Exploring a 23 years old code base: LambdaMoo MUD Part 2

In this second article I will continue my jorney on LambdaMoo code base. The C code is very well written. Sometimes the API abuse global variable to avoid passing around identifier like output database file descriptor or the like. Because a lot of the system has been written in the Moo language, the core is …

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Exploring a 23 years old code base: LambdaMoo MUD Part 1

On these days my greek daemon (the one which talk to me about deep nerd programming) was interested on LambdaMoo. LambdaMoo is an Object Oriented Multi User Dungeon born back in 1995. A MUD was a text based system you log in, talk with other, create adventures and so on. LambdaMoo has a script language …

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